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Intel Says 90% Of Chips Affected By Spectre And Meltdown Exploits Patched

1 month ago   |   By Ubergizmo

The world recently came to know of the Spectre and Meltdown CPU security flaws which happen to be so significant that they require a redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to be fixed. The exploits affect a wide variety of chips from several manufacturers, including Intel, and cover devices from both conventional PCs to smartphones and servers. Intel now says that 90 percent of its chips that were affected by these exploits have received patches.
Intel confirms in a blog post that it has released firmware updates for 90 percent of its CPUs introduced in the past five years. The company...
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Intel admits that Meltdown and Spectre patch problems affect newer CPUs

Intel admits that Meltdown and Spectre patch problems affect newer CPUs

1 month ago   |   By Tech Radar

You may recall that last week, Intel warned that its fixes for Meltdown and Spectre had caused elements of instability with some of its older processors, but now the firm has said that the stability gremlins also pertain to newer chips. Much newer chips, in fact. In a news update which clarified that firmware updates have now been issued for 90% of Intel's processors introduced in the past five years, as planned , Intel restated that some customers have reported ‘more frequent reboots' on Haswell and Broadwell powered PCs after the patch had been applied. The chip giant then added that...
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Meltdown and Spectre: Good news for AMD users, bad news for Intel

Meltdown and Spectre: Good news for AMD users, bad news for Intel

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Core M Broadwell vs. Core M Skylake.
The good news: Shortly after its initial release, Microsoft suspended shipping its Spectre and Meltdown Windows patches to owners of AMD systems after some users found that it left their systems unbootable. Microsoft partially lifted the restriction last week, sending the update to newer AMD systems but still leaving the oldest machines unpatched.
Now the company has an update that works on those systems too. If you're unfortunate enough to have installed the previous, bad update and now have a system that crashes on startup, you'll still...
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